Dive Leader - Open Water Lessons

DO1 - DSMB Deployment Mid Water

  1. Briefing
  2. Dry practice of DSMB use
  3. Kit up and buddy check
  4. Entry
  5. Exploratory dive
  6. Ascent with no visual reference
  7. DSMB deployment in mid water - approx. 10m depth
    • Initial Inflation
    • Main Inflation and Deployment
  8. Decompression stop at 6m for 3 minutes
  9. Exit
  10. Debrief

DO2 - Dive Leading Demonstration

  1. Briefing
    • Overall Lesson Brief
    • Demonstration brief
      • "Trainee's" diving experience
      • Dive profile and route
      • Breathing gas management
  2. Kit up and buddy check
  3. Entry
  4. Exploratory dive - depth not to exceed 20m
    • Buddy monitoring
    • Navigation
    • Depth/time and breathing gas management
    • Dive interest
  5. Exit
  6. Kit removal
  7. Debrief
    • Demonstration debrief
    • Overall debrief

DO3 - Dive Leading Practice

  1. Briefing
    • Overall Lesson Brief
    • Students dive plan and brief
      • "Trainee's" diving experience
      • Dive profile and route
      • Breathing gas management
  2. Kit up and buddy check
  3. Entry
  4. Exploratory dive - depth not to exceed 20m
    • Buddy monitoring
    • Navigation
    • Depth/time and breathing gas management
    • Dive interest
  5. Exit
  6. Kit removal
  7. Debrief
    • Students dive debrief
    • Overall debrief

DO4 - Shot Recovery by Simple Lift

  1. Briefing
  2. Dry Practice
    • Equipment familiarity
    • Inflation technique
    • Lifting bag size
    • Air supply implications
  3. Kit up and buddy check
  4. Entry
  5. Shot repositioning and recovery, approximately 10m
    • Lifting bag attachment and partial inflation
    • Lifting bag controlled inflation
    • Reposition shot weight
    • Recover shot weight
    • Shot weight/lifting bag restrained by 'safety' weight
    • Shot weight lifted to surface
  6. DSMB deployment in mid water, approximately 10m depth
    • Initial inflation
    • Full inflation and deployment
    • Ascent to surface
  7. Exit
  8. Debrief

DO5 - Rescue Management Scenarios

The following are example scenarios:

Scenario 1

One of a pair of divers has a coughing fit underwater, looses his mouthpiece and goes unconscious. His buddy brings the casualty to surface using a CBL where he is found to be not breathing. The divers surface 100 metres from the shore. The remainder of the diving party are on the shore.

Scenario 2

A mass of bubbles erupts at the surface. A lone diver then appears at the surface as though from a rapid ascent, flounders about and quickly goes unconscious.

Scenario 3

Two pairs of divers are diving from a cover boat. One pair of divers surface and are recovered. Divers should actually be recovered so that they and their equipment are recovered/stowed as is their normal practice.

The second pair of divers then surface with one diver being raised by a CBL The casualty is found to be unconscious and not breathing at the surface.

Scenario 4

Three pairs of divers are diving from a cover boat. One pair of divers surfaces and is recovered. Divers should actually be recovered so that they and their equipment are recovered/stowed as is their normal practice.

A second pair is alongside the boat being recovered. One diver of the second pair is recovered into the boat when the throttle is accidentally knocked putting the boat into gear (simulated) and running over the second diver before it can be returned to neutral. The second diver's leg has been badly lacerated by the prop.

A third pair of divers is still underwater

DO6 - Diving and Rescue Skills Review

  1. Briefing
  2. Kit up and buddy check
  3. Entry
  4. Mask clearing - 15m
    • Partial mask clear (optional)
    • Full flood (optional)
    • Remove & replace
  5. AS ascents from 15m
    • Student acting as donor
    • Student acting as recipient
  6. Exploratory dive
  7. Weight check with low air contents - 2m depth
  8. Weight/weightbelt jettison - standing depth
    • Jettison casualty's weightbelt/weights
    • Jettison own weightbelt
  9. Exit
  10. Debrief

DO7 - Rescue Skills Review

  1. Briefing
  2. Kit up and buddy check
  3. Entry
  4. Rescue from 15m
    • CBL from 15m to 6m
    • Normal ascent from 6m
    • Secure casualty at surface
    • Tow for 50m without further RB
  5. Exploratory dive
  6. Exit
  7. BLS Skills
    • Single rescuer BLS
    • Two rescuer BLS
    • Swapping roles
  8. Debrief

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